Happy New Years!

Happy New Years everyone! The New Year in NYC is world famous. Thousands of people come from around the world to watch the famous ball drop in Times Square.  Of course, many of you are already here.  So how will you spend your New Year?

EC New York Is Throwing a Party!

Party… for Hurricane Sandy relief! We know you guys have heard all about it, but the truth is there are still a bunch of people who are really struggling out there, whose homes and lives have been devastated by the storm. Join us on January 18th for a party, with proceeds going to help the vic … Read more

Santa Claus

We all grew up with Santa Claus. Sure, he’s the guy on tv, the friendly fat guy in the red suit with the white beard and the rosy cheeks,  Big sled, little hat, Rudolph and his pals? Most Americans meet Santa early, at photo booths in shopping malls. $10 gets folks a shot of their wailing chil … Read more

We Want Your Stories

  Are you an EC NY student who lives or has lived in one of New York’s 5 borough? We want to hear from you! We are looking for students who have lived in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx or Staten Island and who have a story to tell! We want to hear your ideas and memories for a vid … Read more

Christmas in New York

Black Friday came and went without incident, but now New York is gearing up for the real holiday season.  How will you spend your holidays? Here are a few suggestions: Ice Skating in Bryant Park: This is a fun and easy option, as Bryant park is just one block from the school.  For fifteen dollars, y … Read more

Why Reading in ESL is Important

  The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” ~ Dr Seuss   One of the highlights of my week at EC is Reading Circle on a Thursday.  Observing students discuss literature, make personal connections to the text, and provide ins … Read more